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Preaching and Prophecy – Luther’s Sermon Blog (part 2)

21 Sep

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Here’s another question I didn’t get to in our great question time on Sunday Night …

How is prophecy different from encouragement or preaching? I’m confused.

Don’t worry that’s a great question because in many ways there is overlap between the three.  It can be somewhat confusing!  Preaching may include both encouragement and prophecy.  Though not all encouragement and prophecy is preaching.

Let me explain.

Firstly, we need to remember that New Testament Prophecy is different to Old Testament Prophecy.

Many have argued that the apostles and other New Testament writers truly inherit the mantle of the Old Testament canonical prophets, since they claim absolute divine authority for their words and call upon believers to acknowledge that authority.By contrast, the prophetic ministry given to certain members of the Corinthian church and our churches today requires assessment and evaluation, Continue reading

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Prophecy and Tongues – Luther’s Sermon Blog (Part 1)

19 Sep


Prophecy and Tongues – Luther’s Sermon Blog (Part 1)

Here’s some of the questions I didn’t get to in our great question time on Sunday Night …

Can we be sure that prophesy and tongues still exist?

This is a great question and one I’ve been pondering alot recently and spoken to many people about.

Here’s a few thoughts.

Firstly, As I read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and the rest of the New Testament there isn’t anything in the text itself that suggests to me that the gifts don’t exist anymore.  I think the burden of proof on this question ought to be on proving that these gifts don’t exist not that they do.

Secondly, Continue reading